Jacobsen’s Philippines seminar a success

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Formost Machinery and Resources inc, the Jacobsen distributor for the Philippines, held a successful one-day seminar and workshop at Eagle Ridge Golf & Country Club recently.

Raymond Bunquin, General Manager at Eagle Ridge welcomed over 30 guests to the golf course and said that he was delighted to host the event and hoped that everyone would have an informative and enjoyable day.

Peter Morison, Jacobsen’s Director of Sales for Asia Pacific, gave a presentation on the new products in the Jacobsen portfolio and outlined the new product enhancements on both the LF550 and LF570. These make for easier maintenance and the new electronic hydrostat control allows the superintendant to set the mow speed, which the operator cannot change,  while out on the course.

Attendees came from across the groundscare sector, with representation from the golf industry, landscape contractors, international schools, sports fields and public areas. 

Formost’s President Alberto ‘Brix’ Del Rosario II provided an overview of the business, the new resources available and Formost’s commitment to deliver the best service in the industry. Dave Ong and Gabriel Artajo from the company’s service team demonstrated the Jacobsen Eclipse walk behind mower with 15 bladed reels and how the frequency of clip can be changed to provide consistency of cut and smoothness on a golf green. The event concluded with an open forum where participants could speak to Jacobsen and Formost on various topics related to the maintenance of fine turf.

Eagle Ridge Golf & Country Club, the venue for this one-day seminar, is the largest golf course complex in South East Asia. There are four courses, designed by Greg Norman, Andy Dye, Isao Aoki and Nick Faldo. It includes five residential enclaves, golf villas, hotel, swimming pools, bowling alleys, cinema and a Ten Pin bowling centre. Earlier this year the golf course maintenance team took delivery of three Jacobsen LF570 fairway mowers, six Jacobsen Greens King 522A walk behind greens mowers and a Cushman SprayTek.

Jacobsen is a Textron Inc (NYSE:TXT) company and more information on the product offering can be found at www.jacobsen.com.

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